Youth Work

Apart from our involvement with young people in our parishes and our schools Augustinians engage with young people in many different ways. A number of our communities have youth choirs and some have youth groups.  For more information on these youth groups click on the tab on the home page… Continue reading

The Apostolate of Education

“Education is for people with first names and last names, with virtues and faults, with needs and values” St. Augustine Augustine himself was first and foremost a wonderful teacher. As such then it would come as no surprise that those who profess to follow his inspiration would be equally committed to… Continue reading


The Irish Province of Augustinians has a long association with the foreign missions, principally in Nigeria, Kenya and Ecuador.  We have also had men working in South Africa and Benin Republic.  In our history missionaries from Ireland founded the Augustinian provinces in North America, Australia and refounded the presence of the Order in… Continue reading


The Irish Province of Augustinians has a number of organs of communication apart from this website… read on   IAN My readers threaten not to read IAN if I include too many long articles – I don’t know how they cope with recent 1st Readings from Samuel! I began putting together… Continue reading

Church Work

Hi! My name is Tony Egan, and I am the Prior of the Augustinian community at John’s Lane Church, Thomas Street, in the heart of “Dublin’s Fair City.” I am thirty two years ordained a priest this year. Thirteen of those years I spent ministering in two large city parishes… Continue reading

Augustinians in Parishes

The formal structure of the Church consists of parishes. This is where people live; where contact is made; where key moments in life are celebrated. Religious/Augustinians come into the Diocesan administration when they work in parishes. Augustinians must be very clear that the only reason they get involved in parish… Continue reading

Augustinians and Academic Work

Ministry in ‘Academia’!   People working in academic institutions (universities, colleges, institutes, schools etc.) are sometimes regarded as ‘lost’ in ‘ivory towers’ of irrelevance and as disconnected from ‘ordinary’ life and ordinary people’s concerns. This perception is sometimes applied a fortiori to religious and priests working in such places. Why are they not out… Continue reading

Ostia Community Website Launched

The Augustinians in Limerick have launched a website to provide information to students attending Universities and Third Level Colleges about the new Ostia Community facility recently opened in the city. The Ostia Community is a work of the Irish Province of Augustinians. The Ostia Community project invites six young men… Continue reading

Ostia Community Limerick – Participants Handbook

At the heart of Augustinian spirituality are a number of principles which are outlined in the Ostia Community Participants Handbook. Students interested in joining the Ostia Community are required to know, understand and follow the ethos, rules and organisation of the community as described in the Participants Handbook…